STRIVE at IAS 2017

21 July 2017
Sephy Valuks

STRIVE members will attend and present research at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science on 23–26 July, in Paris, France.

The biennial gathering is the largest open scientific conference on HIV and AIDS-related issues and brings together more than 6,000 professionals from across the world. One of the five conference objectives particularly resonates with the work of STRIVE: "To strengthen the implementation science research agenda to address key barriers and challenges (structural, service delivery and policy) across the HIV cascade in a variety of epidemic scenarios.”

For details of STRIVE related sessions please see the programme below. You can also engage with STRIVE during IAS by following us on twitter @hivdrivers.

Sunday 23 July 2017

Treat to care: Evolving the management of HIV

17:00 – 18:40, Blue Amphitheater, SUSA19

Presentation by James Hargreaves

This interactive scientific exchange symposium will bring together leading experts in HIV to discuss emerging paradigms in the treatment and care of HIV patients. The panel will review progress towards the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals and a 4th 90 that considers quality of life. HIV treatment strategies, including the use of two drug regimens, will be reviewed and illustrated with interactive case studies.

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Updates from PrEP Clinical Trials

11:00- 12:30, Blue Amphitheater, TUAC01

Presentation by Mitzy Gafos

Experiences and perceptions of PrEP among gay and other men who sex with men (MSM) using PrEP in the PROUD study in England

Wednesday 26 July 2017

HPTN 071 (PopART): Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Understand Successes and Challenges of Implementing a Community-Wide Universal Test and Treat Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa

07:00 – 08:30, Havana Amphitheater, WASA01

Presentation by Janet Seeley

Understanding time needed to link to care and start ART

Presentation by James Hargreaves

HIV-Related Stigma in the Context of UTT: Parallel Analysis of Data from PLWH, Community Members and Health Workers

Women’s Health and HIV: Addressing Challenges across the Lifecycle

11:00 – 12:30, Blue Amphitheater, WESY01

Presentation by Sinead Delany-Moretlwe

Guiding adolescent girls safely into womanhood: what will it take?

How to Assess the Efficacy of New Strategies for the Prevention of HIV-infection?

14:30 – 17:00, Room 242, WEWS02

Workshop including presentation from Sinead Delany–Moretlwe

Feedback from the HPTN/HVTN networks.


Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, WEPEC0953

HIV prevention is not all about HIV efficacy: how the uptake and effectiveness of HIV prevention products may rely on pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention

Mitzy Gafos, WEPEC0982

Adherence intentions, long-term adherence and HIV acquisition among PrEP users in the PROUD open-label randomised control trial of PrEP in England

Joel Francis, MOPED1077

The acceptability and feasibility of community health worker-led home-delivery of antiretroviral therapy: early findings from a health systems trial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, TUPEC0892

Valuing the synergistic benefits of multipurpose HIV and pregnancy protection: an exonomic evaluation of multipurpose prevention products in SA

Sheila Harvey, MOPEC0709

Preventing IPV in the context of the HIV response: the MAISHA study in Tanzania